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Neruda's Book of Questions

Thursday Feb 2, 2017

Alex Jimenez (front) and Mckhelen Alcindor (back) in rehearsal
Alex Jimenez (front) and Mckhelen Alcindor (back) in rehearsal  

February 3 & 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Villa Victoria Center for the Arts

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción has linked their mission with Urbanity's to present an imaginative performance that uses themes of justice and fairness to empower and engage individuals through the arts. Urbanity combines their unique contemporary dance techniques with original compositions from Boston based composer, Beau Kenyon, to bring you a "visually arresting and musically stimulating" performance inspired by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. With double showings, one on Friday February 3rd at 7pm and one on Saturday February 4th at 7pm, we invite all ages to come and celebrate Boston's diverse community.

Neruda's Book of Questions: An Exploration Through Music and Dance explores themes present in Pablo Neruda's Book of Questions through movement and live music. Utilizing Villa Victoria's beautiful architecture and history, this performance uses dance to highlight and transform space, from cascading spiral staircases to hidden alcoves and trap doors.

Exploring how time unfolds and experiences intertwine, Neruda's Book of Questions: An Exploration Through Music and Dance incorporates dancers from ages 5-70 to explore life in a nonlinear language.

Alex Jimenez and Mckhelen Alcindor have joined the show, and Friday's performance will also feature a speech and book signing by Ilan Stavans, a distinguished translator and noted as one of the foremost scholars of Hispanic culture! Ilan lent his expertise to crafting the performance in its debut! Ilan's translations of Neruda works will be available for purchase at the performance.

Photo by Michele D. Maniscalco  


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